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Payson Utah Temple

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Payson Utah Temple
Payson Utah Temple 2014-11-28.jpg
Number 146 edit data
Dedicated June 7, 2015 (June 7, 2015) by
Henry B. Eyring
Site 10.63 acres (4.3 hectares)
Floor area 96,630 sq ft (8,977 m2)
Preceded by Córdoba Argentina Temple
Followed by Trujillo Peru Temple
Official websiteNews & images
Additional information
Announced January 25, 2010
Groundbreaking October 8, 2011 by
Dallin H. Oaks
Open House April 24-May 23, 2015
Location 930 West 1590 South
Payson, Utah
Notes Announced by Thomas S. Monson on January 25, 2010. A public open house was held from April 24-May 23, 2015, excluding Sundays, and the temple was dedicated in three sessions on June 7, 2015.[1][2]

The Payson Utah Temple is a temple of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Payson, Utah. The temple is located on the southernmost edge of Utah's Wasatch Front, and is the 15th dedicated temple in the state.

History

The intent to construct the temple was announced on January 25, 2010, by church president Thomas S. Monson. The temple is located near the intersection of 930 West and 1550 South in Payson, on previously undeveloped land. Additional details, such as the temple's planned size, were not available at the time of the announcement.[3]

Dallin H. Oaks presided at the groundbreaking ceremony on October 8, 2011, with William R. Walker conducting and Steven E. Snow, Jay E. Jensen, and Janette Hales Beckham in attendance. Jason Chaffetz (representative for Utah's 3rd congressional district, which includes Payson) participated in the shovel ceremony.[4][5]

When construction was completed in 2015, the temple became one of the largest built in recent years, at 96,630 square feet on a 15-acre lot.[6][7] A public open house took place from April 24 through May 23, 2015, excluding Sundays.[8] The temple was dedicated by Henry B. Eyring on June 7, 2015.[2]

In 2020, like all the church's other temples, the Payson Utah Temple was closed in response to the coronavirus pandemic.[9]

See also

References

  1. ^ "New Temples To Open in 2015", Newsroom, LDS Church, December 12, 2014
  2. ^ a b "Payson Utah Temple Dedicated: The 15th temple in Utah and 146th in the world", Newsroom, LDS Church, June 7, 2015
  3. ^ "President Monson Announces New Temple in Payson, Utah", Newsroom, LDS Church, January 25, 2010, retrieved November 6, 2012
  4. ^ Lloyd, R. Scott (October 8, 2011), "Payson Utah Temple groundbreaking - a temple stands as a lighted beacon", Church News, retrieved November 6, 2012
  5. ^ Lesué-Smithey, Rena (October 9, 2011), "Authorities break ground for new LDS temple in Payson", Daily Herald, Utah, retrieved November 6, 2012
  6. ^ Meyers, Donald W. (October 18, 2011), "Mormons break ground for Payson Temple", The Salt Lake Tribune, retrieved November 6, 2012
  7. ^ Compare with the 1996 Mount Timpanogos Utah Temple at 107,240 sq ft on a 16.7 acre lot
  8. ^ "New Temples To Open in 2015", Newsroom, LDS Church, December 12, 2014
  9. ^ Stack, Peggy Fletcher. "All Latter-day Saint temples to close due to coronavirus", The Salt Lake Tribune, 26 March 2020. Retrieved on 28 March 2020.

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